DOS: fix loading of DOS exe files

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Fri Jan 16 04:17:57 CST 2004


Alexandre please don't apply this patch. Ove told me why the hack is in.
I'll redo the patch.


On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 02:43:16AM +0100, Michael Stefaniuc wrote:
> the attached patch fixes a problem when loading DOS exe files which have
> 4 bytes on the last page of the executable. There is no comment in the
> code and i googled and couldn't find any reason or hint why having 4
> bytes on the last page is special and why we should than load the full
> 512 bytes of the last page (i'm CC'ing wine-devel just in case). This
> prevents some of the "PC Intern 4, Systemprogrammierung" DOS example
> files from running with an 'invalid exe file' error.
> License: LGPL, X11
> Changelog:
> 	Michael Stefaniuc <mstefani at>
> 	- do not load the full last page of a DOS EXE if we have only 4
> 	  bytes in it.

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